Week Thirty, "Good Luck" Moving right along into the 30's with Song in Your Box. It's Sunday, it's FREEZING out, and I'm on my rug curled up next to two cats. And I just wrote this week's song.
The song writing process is still so bewildering to me. One minute the song doesn't exist and then it does. And sometimes, I don't even remember writing it. There's an awesome talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert author of "Eat Pray Love" where she talks about your "genius" and how in greek mythology the greeks believed humans had geniuses but were not themselves geniuses. It's a really cool way to think about it and if you have the inclination, I highly recommend watching it....especially if you're creative in any way. Here's the link for that.
So this week is one of those songs. It happened so fast and I don't even remember writing it. This morning I was procrastinating, had this icky feeling of "I should be doing...." and then I sat down this afternoon and this song is here. Now I have a yummy feeling:)
The first line came to me yesterday morning and I sang it into my iphone. Luckily I decided to listen to it today and the rest came pretty fast. One thing I can say about this project is that I'm writing more quickly, and I'm less critical of my stuff. I still know when I like something and if it fits with my criteria but I'm not as heady about it. I do what feels right.
The song is called "good luck" and I hope you like it. And if you do, share if with your friends!:)
Thanks so much for watching/listening.